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Gov. Brown on revised budget: Economy is improving

After negotiating with county officials, Brown's latest proposal would shift $141 million next year, a figure that will grow to $250 million in four years. The Democratic governor staked out a conservative opening position in January, projecting a $1.6 billion deficit that the Legislature's budget experts said was excessively cautious.

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City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

The remaining two - the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle and the PGT Beauregard monument at the City Park entrance - will come down soon, city officials have said, though it's unclear when that will happen. But Landrieu and his allies say the monument and others like it are holding New Orleans back by celebrating the "cult of the Lost Cause", referring to the Confederacy's deadly and doomed fight against the Union.

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Trump to sign voter fraud executive order

We'll leave you with this video of Ken Blackwell and Herman Cain trying to convince voters in Florida's 2012 presidential election that they should be happy about illegally being removed from the voter rolls because, you know, a bunch of 1960's Black Panthers or something.

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Donald Trump says USA government needs a 'good shutdown'

Donald Trump has said the USA government "needs a good shutdown" to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signalling on Twitter his displeasure with a bill to keep operations running. He said Democrats were thwarted by Republicans in their attempt to add bailout money for Puerto Rico."We've got a lot to do between now and September".

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GOP lawmaker: I didn't come to 'defend' Trump

House pass an Affordable Care Act replacement bill faced angry voters at a town hall Wednesday, with charged questions about health care and President Donald Trump. It's unfortunate that our representative is of the Republican Party. It makes one wonder: how might things have been different if women - seriously, even one woman - were involved in the Republican negotiations about health care? Another yelled, "Answer our questions".

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Trump Delivers What He Promised On Judicial Appointments

Supreme Court nominations. They are Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati; and Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court, nominated to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St.

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Allison Janney slams fake news at Not The White House Correspondent's Dinner

Play him tic-tac-toe! The longer you keep him distracted, the longer we're not at war with North Korea. Even after Trump's snub and lack of glamorous Hollywood stars, the dinner received favourable reviews by many media outlets for once again bringing the focus on praising the First Amendment and Freedom of Press.

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More fraternity brothers to be arraigned Tuesday for Penn State hazing death

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity - which has since been barred from Penn State - is facing charges including involuntary manslaughter and hazing. "I was like, 'Tim needs help right now, we should call 911 right now, '" Davis said. Though the recording does not show the 19-year-old pledge's fatal falls down a flight of fraternity house steps during a February 2 pledge initiation ritual just off campus, its depictions of the aftermath may be the most crucial piece of evidence in one of the ...

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Senate fails to overturn Obama-era methane rule

Bennet chided Pence on Twitter , saying, "Honored that I could cast the 51st vote instead of the @VP". The rule requires measures including reductions in flaring, periodical inspections for leaks, and replacement of equipment that vents large quantities of gas.

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How Trump's travel ban could survive the courts

Lawyers began questioning Trump's statement during an appeals court hearing Monday regarding an executive order which attempted to halt new visas being issued to immigrants from six-Muslim majority countries. A STATEMENT ON US President Donald Trump's website calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States has been removed after a US reporter questioned the White House on it.

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Joins the Climate Change Conversation with a Bold Political Message

Biniaz is personally credited with crafting the phrase "in light of different national circumstances", which unlocked a bilateral agreement between the U.S. One option said to be under consideration is full withdrawal from the Paris accord , fulfilling Mr Trump's campaign promise to "cancel" the deal as president.

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Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times

According to the Border Patrol, Banda-Acosta was arrested after agents who came across the crash found him and a passenger in a damaged Chevrolet pick-up truck that matched the description of the vehicle involved. "We heard the tires screeching, but it wasn't like the screeching of stopping". Constantino Banda-Acosta was arrested Saturday night for the suspected DUI crash in San Ysidro.

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Chance Of Strong Storms Wednesday Evening

Tornadoes are not high on the list of potential hazards with this one. The storms are expected to bring 1 to 1.5 inches of rain around the KC metro area. There's a chance of severe weather for parts of the Ozarks this evening. The high temperature will be around 62 degrees. "The weekend looks fantastic", Mell said.

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White House Remains on Defensive After Firing FBI Director

Following the White House lead, conservative media began accusing senior Democrats, who had called for Comey's dismissal a year ago for his pronouncements concerning investigations of Hillary Clinton's email practices during the campaign, of hypocrisy for now crying foul.

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GOP concerns on Trump, Comey pose threat to agenda

But Democrats ramped up accusations that Comey's removal was meant to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and demanded an independent investigation into the alleged Russian meddling, with some calling the firing an attempt to cover up wrongdoing related to Russia.

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Archer, 3 homers help Rays beat Royals 12-1

Weeks followed with his second home run, putting the Rays up 4-0. (8) and Colby Rasmus , left, celebrate Rasmus' grand slam off Kansas City Royals reliever Peter Moylan during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in St.

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United States president expresses desire to improve relations with Russian Federation

Later at a news conference, Lavrov told reporters that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in July. domestic politics as "fabrications". Despite the lack of clarity, the meeting between Trump and Lavrov in itself was a sign of some progress. "We had a very, very good meeting with Mr.

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Electing Macron, France chooses not to yield to fear, but remains fractured

It was a similar story in euro zone government debt markets: the premium investors demand to hold French rather than German benchmark 10-year bonds narrowed to its tightest in six months as markets opened on Monday, but then reversed. A second option would be the opposite: a victory of center-right forces in parliament, and the cohabitation with "rival" president Macron. Macron's victory, by 66 percent to 34, was more comfortable than surveys had predicted, and has triggered a rare public ...

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Donald Trump Fired James Comey for Insubordination: Aides

Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had wanted a heads-up from Comey about what he would say at a May 3 hearing about his handling of an investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

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Kellyanne Conway says Anderson Cooper's viral eye roll was a sexist slight

As usual, Conway flipped the script and accused the media of having a hidden agenda when trying to unravel the motivations of an erratic and impulsive president. "They rolled out Kellyanne?" The eye-roll, which quickly went viral on Twitter, came after Cooper played soundbites in which Trump praised Comey on the campaign trail past year.

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Another Confederate statue comes down

That message came after rumors had already been stoked earlier in the day after NOPD dropped off additional barricades and spotlights at the site, drew both protesters and celebrants to separate areas near the statue, one of four the city is working to remove from public places.

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DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

DeVos' nomination for the position was controversial straight from the beginning. African-American educators and students said DeVos' views were misdirected, because historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, became established as a response to systems of racial segregation widely practiced in the United States during the first half of the 20th century and earlier.

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Palestinian issue impossible to solve without Russian Federation, says President Abbas

Speaking via video conference from Sochi in Russian Federation where he is meeting with Putin, President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Russian Federation for its continuous support for the Palestinian people. and beyond. Given the controversy about alleged Russian meddling in the recent U.S. election-the subject of a high-profile FBI investigation-it was a fair question to ask the Russian leader.

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Bid to revoke Obama-era methane rules fails in US Senate

The BLM rule requires oil and gas companies to reduce venting, flaring and leaks from industry operations on public lands . Methane is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere at nearly 30 times the rate that carbon dioxide does.

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Comey's firing: Trump frustration finally boiled into action

The Long Island Republican said that the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 election "must continue uninterrupted". The officials were not authorised to disclose the meetings publicly and insisted on anonymity. Sanders attributed Trump's shift to the difference between being a candidate and president. They note that Trump last October had publicly praised Comey for having the "guts" to raise new questions late in the campaign about Clinton's email situation.

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US Media Barred from Trump Meeting with Russian Officials

Photos of Trump and Lavrov in the Oval Office released on major newswires, including the Associated Press, Getty Images , and the European Press Agency , are official handouts from the Russian foreign ministry and Russia's state news agency TASS .

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Lavrov acknowledges Comey fracas by quipping 'Was he fired?'

The Republican leader nevertheless told Lavrov that Moscow should "rein in the Assad regime, Iran and Iranian proxies", the White House said. Russian Federation and Iran are both aligned with Assad against rebel factions that want to remove Assad from office.

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Trump campaign releases 'First 100 Days' ad

We're putting in a massive tax cut for the middle class and business. As if he were escaping the pressures of the office, Trump is scheduled to attend a Saturday evening rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he is expected to return to much of the campaign rhetoric that has enthralled his base.

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Betsy DeVos Heckled During HBCU Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman

A primary reason for protesting her appearance - and for petitioning school officials to cancel her address - is her now-recanted statement that founders of historically black colleges and universities were "real pioneers" of school choice .

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UT Austin stabbing suspect reportedly suffered from mental health issues

A 17-year-old, who was not a student, was arrested. Investigators said White used a "Bowie-style" hunting knife and calmly walked around the plaza. Harrison Brown has been identified as the victim, in this case, the other students attacked suffered non-life-threatening injuries, their identities have not been revealed.

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President Trump breaks from predecessors, doesn't host Cinco de Mayo celebration

The Battle of Puebla pitted 2,000 Mexican troops against 6,000 French. While the victory is still celebrated in Puebla, it's far from the national holiday American merchandisers would have us believe. Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.: Cinco de Mayo became a popular holiday in the U.S. after President Franklin Roosevelt enacted the "Good Neighbor Policy" in 1933 to improve relations with Latin American countries.

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Far-right protesters don masks in Berkeley

Coulter's planned appearance had been canceled Wednesday after school officials said they wouldn't be able to adequately secure the site and sponsors pulled out. Coulter, one of America's best-known and most provocative pundits on the political right, said on Wednesday she no longer meant to defy university officials by speaking on campus without their permission.

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8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death

On February 2, 2017, Timothy Piazza, an 18-year-old student at Penn State, participated in what was known as a bid night to pledge Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. They're facing charges including, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Hazing, and Tampering with Evidence. Eight frat brothers at Beta Theta Pi and the frat are accused of involuntary manslaughter.

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RI Teen Facing Charges in Penn State Frat House Death

Still, no one called an ambulance. For the past several weeks, grand jury testimony was being heard and details emerged of Piazza's death. The fraternity brothers are charged for their parts in the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza. Nobody in the fraternity called 911 until 10:48 a.m. It was almost 12 hours before anyone called 9-1-1 on February 3, and there was evidence of a cover up.

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James Comey: From Yonkers to DC to….?

She asserted that it was not true that Trump asked the Justice Department to put together a rationale for Comey's firing. FBI Director James Comey sought to expand his agency's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the president showed "strong and decisive" leadership and that the dismissal had nothing to do with the Russian investigation.


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